I immigrated to Canada from Albania 16 years ago with my husband. We had only a few hundred dollars with us and a big dream of building something ours but not much else. I spoke no English and my school meant nothing here so I had to start everything from scratch. I worked seven days a week while going to school full time. After a few years of finishing school and getting my licence as a registered dental hygienist, I founded DentalX in 2013. DentalX started with only me, booking appointments in my car and seeing patients in the late afternoons or Sundays after I worked all day for other dental offices. Now I have about 12 staff members and we work Monday to Saturday. DentalX is an award-winning dental clinic in North York, providing a full range of dental services. I have made it my mission to educate patients on the importance of dental health. I founded Mission Kind (Kids In Need of Dentalcare), to help children aged 6-16 obtain much needed dental work at no charge. I am a coveted speaker at dental conventions and seminars. My passion and dental expertise has garnered me media coverage on Rogers Daytime Television, Sirius XM Radio’s What She Said, GlobalTV, CTV, CP24, CTV NewsChannel, Newtalk1010 and more. I have been featured in the Toronto Star, Elevate, Parents Magazine, Focus Magazine and more. I am the dental blogger forHuffington Post, Thrive Global and Inside Toronto. My blogs are usually featured on Oral Health Group website.
I love to educate the community on oral and dental health and promote dental hygiene in
I have won several awards: 2018 CHCH Business Excellence Awards for Business who Gives Back, 2018 ODHA Community Service Award, 2017 Urban Hero Honour Award in the Health category, 2016 Patient's Choice Award Winner by Opencare. I was a 2015 Mompreneur Award of Excellence finalist. I was selected as the Top3 outstanding women for Entrepreneurship and Business in the GTA from The Waterfront Awards.
Patients and their oral health are my primary concern and I give them the best possible treatment. My goal is to have every patient of mine smiling!
I am also a proud mom of two beautiful kids, Samuel 14 years old and Iliana 3 years old. They are my biggest accomplishments of my life!